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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abdication, stepping down(noun)

    a formal resignation and renunciation of powers

  2. abdication, stepping down(noun)

    the act of abdicating

Wiktionary

  1. abdication(Noun)

    The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder; commonly the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power; as, abdication of the throne, government, power, authority.

  2. Origin: * First attested in 1552.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abdication(noun)

    the act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder; commonly the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power; as, abdication of the throne, government, power, authority

Freebase

  1. Abdication

    Abdication is the renunciation by a monarch, such as a king or emperor of his or her office.


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